• “Thanks to the SAIL program, I’ve improved my stamina & strength. Consequently I am happier and feel better about myself.”

    Carolyn, 66
  • “The SAIL exercise class has helped me to have more energy and better balance to overcome the vertigo problems of the past. The class has also helped me prevent falling as I have been prone to do.

    Dolores, 78
  • “I joined the SAIL class several months ago after back surgery and the class has strengthened not only my back but the whole body.

    Arlyce, 69
  • “I’ve made lots of new friends. My legs are measurably almost twice as strong as when I started the SAIL class four years ago. Intermittent pain in my back and one hip is gone. I feel vibrant and healthy, far more so than when I was in my 50’s. Exercise has to be priority of every day.

    Marilyn, 67

Stay Active & Independent for Life – THE SAIL PROGRAM

Learn why older adults say, “I can do so much more these days, and I know it’s this program”.

SAIL Seminars specializes in the dissemination of an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults called “Stay Active & Independent for Life” (the SAIL Program). The SAIL Program is a strength, balance and fitness class for adults 65+ and recognized as a Title IIID – Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging.


Evidence-Based Program

In September 2012, SAIL was recognized as a Title IIID – Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging. SAIL met the highest level criteria for an evidence-based program.

Online Training

The online SAIL Program Leader training is available to everyone who is interested in learning more about the SAIL Program.

Onsite Training

The onsite SAIL Program Leader training is especially appropriate for organizations that intend to establish and disseminate SAIL Programs in their geographic regions.


TEAMS for Healthier Living

“We created TEAMS for Healthier Living to elicit and positively reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors and mitigate the impact of chronic illness,” said Kathy Moisio, PhD, RN, “because it is difficult to change longstanding health-related behaviors in a 10- or 15-minute practitioner visit, and written pamphlets don’t always work.” TEAMS for Healthier Living brings together students and faculty from a local university and college with older adults and staff at community sites to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

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Administration for Community Living / Administration on Aging Falls Prevention 2016-2018 State Grantees

The Administration for Community Living has announced that two of their Evidence-Based Falls Prevention grants will go to organizations that are using the SAIL Program as part of their interventions to reduce falls in their communities.

Marymount University Malek School of Health Professions, in partnership with Inova Health System, Goodwin House, and other key stakeholders, plans to build and maintain a regionally integrated Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Network to implement and sustain three evidence-based falls prevention programs.

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Patriots Landing

Patti Cooper is the Fitness Coordinator at Patriots Landing. Patti holds a degree in Physical Education and has taught at the secondary school level, but eventually found her way to working with adults on the other end of the spectrum! Patti first heard about SAIL in 2009, and immediately signed up to take the 10-week online SAIL Program Leader training through Pierce College. Patti leads SAIL fitness classes every weekday at Patriots Landing. These classes are open to all members of the Patriots Landing community.

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Program offers exercise classes aimed at helping to reduce falls among seniors

It was 9 a.m., and change was coming, Lori McCormick warned her students as they sat on cushioned chairs arranged in an oval in a brightly lit studio. There would be a new soundtrack for their workout, new tunes to offer a beat.

“Play some waltzes!” called a white-haired, white-mustachioed student in jeans and sturdy sneakers.

Sorry, McCormick told him. They’d be moving faster than a waltz.

A couple of stragglers joined the group – one leaving a walker at the door – and McCormick,

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